KIDS at The Gate is one of the most important ministries at The Gate.

Our mission for KIDS at The Gate is to provide an environment where kids of all ages can encounter God. We want the character of God, the ways of God and the love of God to be real and understood by our kids. It is our desire to partner with parents as their children begin the lifelong journey of discipleship.

Safety and Security: Your child’s safety is our utmost concern. Therefore, in order to provide a safe and secure environment for our children, all children must be registered. First time attendees should register their children at the Welcome Desk in the upstairs Lobby. There your child will receive a name tag and parents will receive a receipt with the child’s quiet call number on it. This receipt must be presented to teachers as children are picked up after the Worship Gathering.

NURSERY (Birth – Walking)

We love babies! This is such a precious age and we provide a safe, comfortable environment for your babies to play and rest. Our volunteers speak God’s Word over each one that comes in the Nursery. Let us know how we can best serve your little one as they are dropped off.

TODDLERS (Walking – Potty Trained)

Toddlers are so fun! They love to play and learn. Our volunteer team is ready to love, encourage and play with your toddler. We take great care to make sure that each one has everything they need and feels the love of God. We tell stories from the Bible and declare truth over each toddler.

PRE-K (Potty Trained – Pre-K)

We love to spend time with this energetic and curious group of kids for who they are and what they are. We join them in their world. We help them to understand God in new and deepening ways through creative experiences that provide concrete examples of the Bible lesson for the week. Our goal is that they will be able to communicate one key component that they learned about God while also continuing to help them memorize scripture and enjoy the Bible.

ELEMENTARY (Kindergarten-5th Grade)

Classes are split up Kindergarten – 2nd Grade and 3rd – 5th Grade. We come together for worship and teaching, then split back up for age appropriate discussion and activities. Through teaching, prayer, worship, creative arts and hands-on instruction, our elementary aged children are learning the truth of God’s word and how it applies to their lives every day. So many kids start a relationship with God during this age group, we want to give them all the tools and resources to help grow that relationship in healthy ways. The Sunday morning experience includes group games, creative powerful lessons and worship. We believe worshiping together as a family is important, so this age group remains upstairs with their families for the entire service every 5th Sunday.

CONTACT

For more information contact Aimee Seidelman, Children’s Pastor at aimee@thegate.cc / 253.227.8099

YOUTH MINISTRY

6-12th GRADERS

In LEGACY Youth, we are a young, passionate group of teenagers, hungry to encounter the presence of God and engage culture in way that radiates His love. We meet regularly on Sunday mornings, and we have awesome youth services on Wednesday nights (6:30-8:00 pm) And in case you’re hungry for more, we also participate in community outreaches, mission trips, worship gatherings, monthly events, family dinner & game nights, prayer walks, campouts, lock-ins and retreats, just to name a few.

SOCIAL MEDIA

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CONTACT

Questions? Contact Rick Sexton rickandchristine@thegate.cc 714.926.8770

SUNDAY YOUTH SERVICE

Youth meet during service following dismissal after worship. Youth service consists of dynamic teaching, with an up-close look going chapter by chapter through different books of the Bible.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT YOUTH GROUP

Every Wednesday, all youth meet together in the youth room for games, worship and teaching. We then split into multiple Middle School and High School small groups for discussion and ministry. 6:30 – 8PM

HIGH SCHOOL LEADERSHIP TRACK

Open to all high school students before Service on Sundays from 9:20-9:50 AM! These 30 minute sessions over a 4 week rotation include teaching and assignments to stretch, encourage and equip.

MENTORING + $5 MEET UPS

Teens are assigned to a mentoring group according to their age. Mentors check in with their groups weekly by phone/text. Every other month the groups meet up and bring $5 for coffee/dessert. Led by Bracey Thomas.

YOUTH WORSHIP

We invite youth of all skill levels to join our worship community. We have bi-monthly trainings and practices where youth will be pastored in worship and assigned to teams. Led by Chantel Waltz.

YOUTH DRAMA

We invite youth of all skill levels to join our drama team! We put together monthly skits for youth group and special dramas for the entire church. Led by Megan Roberts.

EVENTS

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